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Everyone knows that Indians are the indigenous population of America. The inhabitants of the vast continent got their name because of the mistake of Columbus, who sailed to India, and ended up in America. No one corrected this mistake, and therefore all the indigenous people of not only the United States, but also other American countries are called Indians. Naturally, the Indians themselves did not call themselves that, moreover, it was not one people, but many different tribes. In total, at the time of the meeting with the Europeans, scientists have about 400 different tribes who spoke more than 300 languages. In our time, no more than 100 Indian languages ​​are actively used, the rest are either lost or not used.

 

Another nickname for the indigenous people of the United States was "redskins". In fact, the skin color of the Indians is dark and they are very similar to the inhabitants of Asia. The English colonists of the Beofax Indians, who had a tradition of dyeing the body with ocher, called the Redskins.

Indian tribes varied significantly in lifestyle, level of development and other parameters. Some tribes were peaceful and friendly, while others were very warlike and violent.

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